Current activities

We are currently organising the following activities:

15 May 2024, 11:00 - 12:45 - Book Launch 'Performing Sovereign Aspirations: Tamil Insurgency and Postwar Transition in Sri Lanka'

We invite you to a book launch hosted by author Bart Klem, an is Associate Professor in Peace and Development Studies at Gothenburg University, Sweden. The event will include interdisciplinary discussion. The book 'Performing Sovereign Aspirations: Tamil Insurgency and Postwar Transition in Sri Lanka' is available (open access) via the CUP website.

This book yields a compelling analytical narrative that shows how political institutions are enacted and witnessed, rather than cataloguing them in the strictures of the law. Additionally, it provides food for thought for broader conceptual debates concerning armed conflict and insurgency. 

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24 May 2024, 15:15 - 17:00 - Book Launch 'Between Neutrality and Solidarity: Swiss Good Offices in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1992'

We would like to invite you to the book launch of Liliane Stadler’s new book: “Between Neutrality and Solidarity: Swiss Good Offices in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1992".

More information will be announced here soon!


28 June 2024, 15.30 - 17.00 - Book Launch 'Exit Wounds: How America's Guns Fuel Violence Across the Border'

Turning the conventional story of trafficking around, Ieva Jusionyte follows firearms smuggled from the US to Mexico. She provides a look into the world of firearms trafficking, weaving together narratives and stories of the people affected by the cycle of violence happing on both sides of the border.

Joining the discussion are Dr. Aditi SarafDr. León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, and Prof. Dr. Wil Pansters. The session will be moderated by Dr. Tessa Diphoorn

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